Friday, June 17, 2011

Public Hearing on Community Plan Amendment for Corner of McFerrin and Chicamauga

The Metropolitan Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a request to amend the East Nashville Community Plan at its meeting on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at 4:00 PM in the Howard Office Building Auditorium located at 700 Second Avenue South.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to provide interested persons the opportunity to express their views about the requested amendment. The East Nashville Community Plan, requested to be amended, is the policy document that the Planning Commission uses to guide its recommendations to Metro Council regarding requests to change the zoning of property.

This is a housekeeping amendment being undertaken at the direction of the Metro Planning Commission to make the community plan policy consistent with an earlier zone change that occurred in the area:
  • A zone change from RS5 Residential district to MUN Mixed Use district enacted by Metro Council on March 22, 2011, Ordinance Number BL2011‐854 for property at 731 McFerrin Avenue.
  • The Metro Planning Commission’s recommendation action on February 24, 2011: “Approve and direct staff to initiate a housekeeping amendment for parcels 307 and 308 on Map 082‐08.”
The requested amendment would change the named properties from "Mixed Housing in Neighborhood General (MH in NG)" to "Mixed Use in Neighborhood Center (MxU in NC)".

Additional information can be found on the Public Hearing Notice (PDF).

Thursday, June 9, 2011

East Nashville Night Out Against Crime

The annual East Nashville Night Out Against Crime will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 5:00-9:00pm in front of Eastwood Christian Church, 1601 Eastland Ave.

Organizers promise music, food, prizes, booths, child-friendly activities, great neighbors, goody bags, lots of crime prevention and emergency preparedness info and more!

More info is available on the Facebook page.

District 5 Candidate

Please join us as we celebrate the campaign kickoff for
Priscilla Eaton
for Council District 5!
6:00 P.M.
Contributions are greatly appreciated and suggested at $25, yet not required to be welcomed and attend.
*Light food and refreshments will be provided.*

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

District 5 Metro Council Candidate Forum

A forum for District 5 Metro Council candidates will be held on Thursday, June 30, from 6:30-8:00p at the Metro Police Department East Precinct. This will be a great opportunity for voters to hear from the candidates who are running to represent us on the Metro Council.

The forum will be moderated by Joe White, state capitol reporter for WPLN. The event is free and open to the public.2011 Election

WHEN: Thursday, June 30, 6:30-8:00p

WHERE: Metro Police Department East Precinct, 936 E. Trinity Lane (map)

Cleveland Park Neighborhood Association
Dickerson Road Merchants Association
Greenwood Neighborhood Association
Highland Heights Neighborhood Association
Maxwell Heights Neighborhood Association
McFerrin Park Neighborhood Association
Neighborhoods Resource Center
Renraw Neighborhood Association

Please share this information with your neighbors. Use this flyer to advertising this event in your neighborhood.

For more information email patrick [at]

Candidates for Metro Council District 5

As of May 27, the candidates to succeed Jamie Hollin in representing Metro Nashville District 5 include:

Scott Davis
Priscilla Eaton
Pam Murray

Tennessean reporter Michael Cass blogs that Amy Bryson had filed to run in the election, but now plans to move to Blacksburg, Va., later this summer. She did not withdrawal from the election by the deadline and so her name will still appear on the August 4 ballot.

Councilman Jamie Hollin, who beat Murray after defeating her in the 2009 recall election, isn’t seeking re-election.

Greenwood Neighbors sits near the southeast corner of District 5 (PDF map), which runs roughly from the Cumberland River to I-24, along I-65 to just north of Trinity Lane, to Gallatin Avenue and along Main Street back to the river.